Metsger names Radway chief of staff

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA Chairman Rick Metsger named Michael Radway as his chief of staff Wednesday.Radway has served as Metsger’s senior policy adviser since November 2013.“Mike Radway’s extensive background in financial issues, combined with his intelligence and judgment, have made him a valuable adviser,” Metsger said. “It would be difficult to find someone with a greater breadth of experience in legislation, policy, strategic planning and outreach.” continue reading »last_img

KHL referees no longer allowed to use social media websites

first_imgNo Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for KHL refs. pic.twitter.com/MrmFaZklGd— KHL (@khl_eng) July 17, 2019The reason for the new policy is unknown at this time. If you’re a Kontinental Hockey League referee and rely on social networks, it looks like you’ll be out of luck this coming season.The KHL announced on Wednesday that referees are no longer to use a variety of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to Alexei Anisimov, the head of the league’s referee department. In the last year, the league has taken steps to further define the relationship between teams and referees; at the start of the 2018-19 campaign, it was announced that team staff could use technology to analyze statistics and on-ice plays, but they are not allowed to show it to the officials in order to discuss a call (which results in a bench penalty). Additionally, coaches cannot pressure referees into making decisions.Perhaps the decision could be a step to maintain objectivity and continue to establish the relationship they should have with respective KHL clubs. However, does it blur the lines when it comes to freedom of expression?It’s hard to say, but at the very least, the rule change comes as a surprise.last_img read more

Jane’s golfing journey from novice to captain

first_img Where will golf take you? Just seven years ago Jane Lakin didn’t even play golf – and now she’s a lady captain. Jane was heading for retirement and looking for a new challenge when she saw an article in the local paper about get into golf beginner classes in Gloucestershire. Today she’s a regular in the league teams and the lady captain at Brickhampton Court Golf Club. This is her story: “The newspaper article hit the spot!  I needed a new challenge, something which would get me out in the fresh air, in good company, learning something that I could hopefully improve at. “I had played hockey and squash in the past, and still played league tennis. So, with some trepidation, I made contact, and turned up, keen and very, very green, at the driving range at Brickhampton Court Golf Club.  The coach was fun and encouraging – and the journey in golf was underway! “I did know a couple of the ladies, but soon met loads more like me, who enjoyed sport, fresh air and a good chat afterwards over coffee. “I love the game! When you play well, you want to do it again, when you play badly you want to sort it out!  This was just the challenge I needed, as I was at an important stage in my life – empty nest with the boys having left home, and imminent retirement.   “I’ve been a bit of a career girl, but I’ve always loved sports, preferably playing, and golf has become a really important part of this new stage in my life. “I started by just playing for fun, particularly appreciating the support I received on the Tuesday nights ladies’ ‘turn up’ on the nine-hole course at Brickhampton. Then, it was on to the 18-hole course and it wasn’t long before the competitor in me meant that the friendly games developed into league matches. “So, in  just a few  years, with lots of support from fellow players, lady captains and coaches,  I now play regular league games across the county, and have been ‘encouraged’ to become the Lady Captain at Brickhampton this year. What an honour!” England Golf’s Get into golf campaign inspires adults to take up the game and offers great value coaching with PGA professionals. Click here for more information and to find a beginner course near you. 28 Feb 2015 Jane’s golfing journey from novice to captain last_img read more

Steel Sensations: In 2013, which players will lead the troops into battle?

first_imgIt’s no secret that last season was deemed by many as a failure. An 8-8 finish in a year that had lofty expectations was a major disappointment for the players, coaches, ownership and of course the fans. There are many reasons the team underachieved in 2012; one of those reasons was a lack of leadership. Inside the locker room the team will have you believe that wasn’t the case but it’s hard to say otherwise. The Steelers started off strong and basically fell apart once Ben Roethlisberger was injured.  A team with quality leadership wouldn’t allow that to happen.  While the players returning to the team last year won’t flat out say they lacked leadership, they have all admitted in their own round about ways that there needs to be a change in the locker room; more of a team first attitude. The big question is who amongst the players can lead his teammates into battle? Who has the presence, ability and respect in the locker room to do so?  The answer in the past was obvious, Hines Ward, James Farrior, Joey Porter. As this team transitions from old to young, the answer isn’t as blatant.  My first candidate for captain and leader is the easiest of all the picks, it’s Big Ben Roethlisberger. He’s the franchise quarterback and the guy that most players will automatically look to first.  He’s the best player on this team and can lead by example on the field and resource his vast experience of winning big games off of it when he’s working with and talking to the younger guys. Roethlisberger has matured vastly over the past few years and it’s now time for him to take this team on his back and lead them as far as he can.  He knows he has to do this and I believe he can.  Sticking with the offensive side of the ball; Maurkice Pouncey seems like another great candidate to lead the guys on the offensive side of the ball. As the Center, he works with just about every unit and player on offense. He’s a hard worker, perennial pro bowler and a guy who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. To me, he’s the perfect guy to teach the guys on the offensive line, both young and old as well as take the running backs under his wing too. As a guy who is down in the trenches on a down by down basis, he has a lot of respect inside that locker room and if he can step up and take on the responsibility of being a leader, it will help this team go a long way.On the defensive side of the ball my first pick to lead the guys is Brett Keisel. He’s a man who’s played for many years with great success. He’s acknowledged that he may be retiring after this season and it’s a good bet he’d like to add one more ring to his hardware. Being the long term veteran on a relatively young defensive line, it only makes sense for him to lead the group. He can still play well and put up some very impressive statistics and much like Big Ben, he can resource his experience in winning the big games to help tutor the youth that’s surrounding him.  Lastly another grizzled veteran; Larry Foote. Foote put up one of the best years he’s ever had in 2012 and he too can lead on the field with his play as well as off with his experience. Foote has a lot of respect in the locker room and is a guy that won’t let things get out of hand if a guy or two starts to become individually focuses vs. looking at the teams’ long term aspirations. Look for Foote to step up and quite frankly he may be the best leader this team has by the time the season rolls around.Leaders however are not picked by me, you or even the coaches. Leaders step up on their own and other players begin to gravitate towards them. If the 2013 version of the Steelers has any of the four above players step up as leaders, they’ll be well on their way. If it’s not these guys, it will need to be another set of guys or else this team will find itself right where they were in 2012, disappointed, frustrated and looking for answers.Editor’s Note: Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com – Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected] Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)last_img read more

Shoaib Malik’s befitting reply to journo who asks him about seniority to team coach…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PCB/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement nud2gNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E91( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 45c1Would you ever consider trying this?😱89tCan your students do this? 🌚c6idRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan cricket team started off their T20 series against Bangladesh with a swift win in the first match yesterday at the Gaddafi Stadium, and the squad’s veteran run machine Shoaib Malik showcased all the vibrancy on the pitch with a stormy knock of 58. While getting praise from supporters for being the senior in form, the batsman faced a trick question regarding the position of his junior Misbah-ul-Haq as the head coach of the team. But, the player had the perfect response.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PCB/ESPNcricinfoMisbah-ul-Haq, the former skipper hung his boots from limited overs cricket in 2015, and from Test cricket in the next year. The 45 year old took charge of the Pakistani squad in September 2019 along with the role of chief selector.Following the match yesterday, Shoaib Malik was present in the post match interview. Renowned for his grooming of his juniors, the media threw him a question about his boss, questioning his seniority to Misbah, trying to throw him into a tizzy.Advertisement “Shoaib, you spoke about grooming youngsters in the team, which is a responsibility of a senior player. So, you are even more senior than your coach (Misbah-ul-Haq), will you groom him as well?” the interviewer asked.However, the 37 year old had the perfect response to the tricky query.Advertisement He responded: “There is no one in the world who can say that he has learnt everything. Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t say that or other people couldn’t say that they have learnt anything.”Malik, who debuted for the team in the West Indies ODI series 1999, is two years senior to Misbah, made his international debut in 2001 against New Zealand in Test cricket. While his junior has gone through retirement and taking charge of the team, the former captain mentions that learning is a never ending procedure.He continued: “Learning process never ends. Lot of cricketers and coaches have come and gone, a lot happened but the learning process never stopped.”Winning the toss and deciding to Bat first, Bangladesh put up a score of 141 in the first innings. However, it was the veteran Malik’s stunning 58-off-45, with five fours that was a major factor behing the win.“We go after people very quickly. We want overnight results, which doesn’t happen. We need to show some patience and if someone has got a chance then we must wait a little. I understand, you guys want some masala, everyone wants masala but we need to think about the country as well sometimes,” Malik concluded.Also read-Shoaib Malik posts christmas tweet with a slight dig on India – and gets trolled by Twitterati!Netizens troll Sarfaraz Ahmed after Misbah-ul-Haq imposes strict rules on diet Advertisementlast_img read more

Knights tame Coyotes 4-0 to advance to play Rebels in KIJHL Final

first_imgThe Castlegar Rebels finally have an opponent to play for all the marbles in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.After watching the Osoyoos Coyotes storm back to even the Okanagan Conference Final, the North Okanagan Knights scored three times in the opening period en route to a convincing 4-0 victory in Game seven of the beste-of-seven Conference Final Sunday in Armstrong.The Knights win the series 4-3 and now advance to meet Kootenay Conference Champion Castlegar in the KIJHL Championship. Game one of the best-of-seven final goes Tuesday in Castlegar.Mat Lambert and Derek Andrews scored one minute apart in the first period to give North Okanagan goalie Dustin Nikkel all the support he would need to backstop the Knights to victory.Colton Thibault also scored in the first period.Andrews, shorthanded in the third, completed the scoring.Nikkel stopped all 33 shots by the Coyotes.last_img read more

Sorry Leaf fans: Hawks take control of series; Border Bruins edge Rebels in OT

first_imgFor some reason the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have a way of playing just well enough and just a little bit better than the Nelson Leafs.The Hawks squeaked out another one of those nail-biting victories Friday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Leafs 6-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series.Beaver Valley can complete the sweep Saturday night in Nelson when the teams meet for Game four of the series at the NDCC Arena.“It was a great win of us tonight,’’ said Hawks head coach Terry Jones from outside the winner’s dressing room.“I thought it was a pretty gritty effort tonight, by both teams,” Jones added.“I thought in the first period there wasn’t much out there . . . guys were battling hard but once we got that first goal one we seem to relax a little bit and get some confidence.”After a scoreless first period, Hawks Jace Weegar got the visitors going six minutes into the second period.Nelson bounced right back, tying the game at 1-1 on a goal seconds later by Levi Hulston.However, Devin Nemes teamed up with Tyler Ghirardosi and Evan Gorman for a picture-perfect marker to give Beaver Valley the 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Nelson came out with some jump in the third, looking for the equalizer.The Leafs got a chance to tie the game when Hulston found himself in all alone on Beaver Valley netminder Tallon Kramer.But Hulston, shooting for the top corner, fired a shot wide of the net. “Of course we want Levi to scored, but you’re not going to score on every shot,” said Leafs captain Rayce Miller.“The next one is going to go in . . .. That’s the mindset you have to have. That’s what we tell each other, you miss one the next one is going in.”Minutes later the Hawks made the Leafs pay when Ghirardosi scored the first of two in the period and Dylan Heppier added a power play goal.Andy Fitzpatrick pulled the Leafs to within a pair with a special teams goal.But the Hawks scored twice with Leafs goalie Josh Williams on the bench for an extra attacker to secure the four-goal victory.“I thought our third period was a real good period,” Jones said.“We just played it the right way and we worked real hard on the defensive side.”“But that team doesn’t quit over there,” Jones added.“They work hard and got some guys that just keep battling.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 31-26 in the game.Kramer won his second game of the series in goal for the Hawks.Meanwhile, Josh Williams, who had a bounce-back game for the Leafs after getting pulled during Game one of the series, took the loss.“We just come ready to go,” said Miller when asked how the Leafs can extend the series.“We wipe the slate clean and play the same way we did today and come to the rink ready to go.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson once again played the game without a full compliment of players. Defenceman Dash Thompson returned to the lineup, but Cleary Ambrose did not play leaving the Leafs with 16 skaters . . . . The game saw more than 500 fans attend. . . . If a fifth game is necessary it will be played Monday night in Fruitvale. . . . In Grand Forks, Austin Dean scored in the second overtime period to give the Border Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Castlegar Rebels. Shayne Pluto and Chad Grambo also scored for Grand Forks while Darren Medeiros and Chris Breese replied for the Rebels. The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game four Saturday in the Boundary City.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane had no problem with his placing in the Ballon d’Or vote.Varane finished seventh in this year’s running.He said, “It’s (Luka) Modric, a friend, who won. So I can only be very happy for him. “There are only great players in the race. If I had been told a few years ago that I would be disappointed if I did not have the Ballon d’Or, I’d have signed for that right away (laughs). “No, frankly, I cannot be disappointed because my year for 2018 was fantastic. And for me, the most beautiful reward, it is the comments of some people in the world of football which were expressed.” last_img read more

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller Accepts Fan’s Challenge To A Race

first_imgOSU 40-Yard DashOSU 40-Yard DashBraxton Miller’s throwing arm is yet to reach full strength – the Ohio State senior quarterback is working his way back from a torn labrum – but his legs appear to be good-to-go. Saturday afternoon, the two-time Big Ten MVP accepted on Twitter a fan’s challenge to a race. We’re not sure if Miller is joking or serious. Hopefully he’s the latter.  @BraxtonMiller5 you ready to race big dog— Alex Gies (@AGies3) April 11, 2015You think u gonna win? https://t.co/KlFfvFomED— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Next Saturday? https://t.co/idlmES3Gi0— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, [email protected] I’ll give you a 10 yard head start pic.twitter.com/VizcXE35Dt— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Please let this happen, Ohio State. The Buckeyes spring game is set to occur next Saturday at Ohio Stadium.last_img read more

PRRD hires interim Fire Chief in Charlie Lake

first_imgHe’ll be taking over from Dale Widsten, whose last day as the fire department’s Chief is this Thursday.Widsten was announced as the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s new Chief at the end of June, after the departure of former Fire Chief Dan Ross.However, Widsten’s tenure lasted less than two months, after he accepted a position as the new District Fire Chief for the County of Grande Prairie, overseeing four fire departments in Sexsmith, Bezanson, LaGlace, and Teepee Creek.The PRRD says that McPhillips will support the Charlie Lake Fire Department with the daily operations until a new Fire Chief and Deputy Chief are in place. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has hired someone to lead the Charlie Lake Fire Department on an interim basis.The PRRD announced yesterday that Patrick McPhillips has joined the Charlie Lake Fire Department as Interim Fire Chief.McPhillips had a 35-year career with Coquitlam Fire/Rescue where he served as a professional firefighter, Chief Training Officer and Assistant Chief of Operations.last_img read more